Monday, April 11, 2011
April is Autism Awareness Month
Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills.
Autism is a physical condition linked to abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain. The exact causes of these abnormalities remain unknown, but this is a very active area of research. There are probably a combination of factors that lead to autism .Autism affects boys 3 - 4 times more often than girls. Some doctors believe the increased incidence in autism is due to newer definitions of autism. The term "autism" now includes a wider spectrum of children.
I am participating in this hop for many reasons but the most important reason is the support for a good friend of mine and a fellow blogger has a son who was diagnosed with the disorder several years back.
I will be giving away an ARC of Abandon by: Meg Cabot
For our portion of this giveaway all you will need to do is Be a follower and comment below telling me how you feel about this disorder make sure to include your email address.
The winner will be chosen using random.org
Links for Autism Info:
Make sure you hop over and enter to win with these other blogs who are participating in this hop